Monday
Jul172017

Acts

After Jesus’ resurrection, He returns to heaven, but not before giving an assignment to His followers that couldn’t be accomplished alone. They would need each other and a supernatural partner, the Holy Spirit. The book of Acts is the story of the beginnings of the Church and how they carried out the mission placed before them. The story of God’s rescue and redemption continues today, so we are also invited to participate. This means we have must look back to the 1st century to learn how we go forward in the 21st.

Join in on the journey and take your place in God’s ongoing story.

 

Monday
Jul172017

Serve Day 2017

We love our city all year round, but we joined churches around the world Saturday, July 15 to make a big difference together in our communities. 

Sunday
Jun182017

Happy Father's Day

We honor all men - those who father their own children as well as those who spiritually father and sow faithfully in our House and beyond. Thank you for all you do. Men are worth honoring! 

Wednesday
May312017

Heroes, Misfits & Legends

There are lots of heroes of the faith in the Bible like Moses, Esther, David, and Paul, but as we take a closer look we find that they have some pretty significant flaws, make some big mistakes, and overcome some significant hurdles. The Scripture is filled with people just like us. who faced the same things we face and finished their race…and now they are cheering us on. What can we learn from them? What would their encouragement be to us?

Join us as we take a look at the lives of those who have come before us and their challenge to each of us.

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run  with perseverance the race marked out for us,” Hebrews 12:1
Sunday
May142017

Happy Mother's Day

To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you.

To those who lost a child this year—we mourn with you.

To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains—we thank you.

To the woman mothering alone, carrying the weight by yourself - you are a champion. You are doing a great job. Your courage, honesty, and love does not go unnoticed. 

To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions or running away - you are not alone.

To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears and disappointment—we walk with you. 

To those who are foster moms, mentor moms and spiritual moms—we need you.

To those who have warm and close relationships with your children—we celebrate with you.

To those who have disappointment, heartache and distance with your children—we sit and we pray with you.

To those who lost their mothers this year and in years past—we grieve with you.

To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother—we acknowledge your experience and contend for your healing.

To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests and the overall testing of motherhood—we are better because of you.

To those who have aborted children—we remember them and you on this day.

To those who are single and long to be married and mothering your own children—we pray that hope and peace are your portion.

To those who stepparent—we walk with you on these complex paths.

To those who lavish love on grandchildren - we value you perhaps more than you may ever know.

To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year—we grieve and rejoice with you.

To those who placed children for adoption—we commend you for your selflessness and remember how you always hold that child in your heart.

And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising—we anticipate with you.

This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We honor you.

(adapted from a piece by Amy Young)